Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Mike Wilmot

There has been talk recently about the lack of old comedians on our TV screens, but age does not seem to have held seasoned Canadian Mike Wilmot back. He has appeared on Live at the Apollo and with Rich Hall on Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive and Fishing Show. The only thing holding Wilmot back from wider exposure might be his beyond-the-knuckle subject matter. Among other things he talks about sex and old age and sex in old age with a scrupulous eye for both detail and authenticity. It is funny to listen to whatever age you are and if you are in the same senior ballpark as Wilmot probably funny and painful. Catch a master as work in his natural live habitat in London doing his latest show Uncle. Mike Wilmot is at the Soho Theatre from Nov 9 - 12. Tickets here.

 

 

 

1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth )?

I try to empty my mind of all worries and try to remember none of this really matters. Now let's go out there and create some joy. 

 
2. What irritates you?
 
Blowhards 
 
3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?
 
I ran around with scissors once. 
 
4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?
 
Dropped out of school. In many ways that's also the smartest thing I've ever done. 
 
5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?
 
The fact I continue to love the adventure of it. 
 
Interview continues here.
 

 

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